Catching lobster is easier than you may believe. Living in San Diego there are a number of simple ways you can catch a lobster for dinner and maybe even make a couple bucks. I will list a variety of ways you can eat like a king, impress your girlfriends or just have something to do.
1. First, be sure you have a fishing and lobster license. You can pick one up for fairly cheap either for a day or for year. However if fishing off the piers you may not need a fishing license at all and you can check around for free fishing days. However new regulations says that even those who are not required to have a fishing license must purchase a lobster card to catch lobster even off a pier. I left a link in the comments below.
2. Get a trap. Hoop nets work pretty well. They are cheap, effective, easy to handle and much more convenient than crab cages or others. For more information and quick link to hoop nets found on Amazon visit Lobster.
Traps, however may not be necessary living in San Diego. Shucks, if you are brave all you need is a pair of gloves. Stick you hand in the water near the rocks and grab one. It’s true, you can pluck one right off shore.
3. If you have a net and do not have a license you can drop you trap off a pier.
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